How To Use Jostling In A Sentence

  • There's a bit of nudging and jostling while they get comfortable on their roost, but then suddenly the twittering stops as though a conductor drops his baton after the final note, then silence.
  • When sprinters are jostling for position races are won and lost in a split second. FRANKIE: The Autobiography of Frankie Dettori
  • A crowd of British apparel makers is now jostling to join it. Times, Sunday Times
  • I was transfixed by the jostling crowds, the blasting horns.
  • Suddenly, the hurdling landscape is vibrant, young pretenders jostling for prominence in a fascinatingly fluid cast. Times, Sunday Times
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  • People can be spotted jostling around and vying with each other to have their bags full of commodities.
  • Posters have been put up in response to complaints of queue-jumping, jostling and barging in the rush to claim the best seats. Times, Sunday Times
  • But by 6 pm, invaders had already taken over the band, jostling, pushing and elbowing anyone in their path, forcing reluctant revelers to the sides of the road.
  • For real, a mussy-headed teenage boy whispered, jostling his mother in the next row. Lauren Gunderson: I Heart Hamlet
  • Cart-horses furbished up for sale, with straw-bound tails and glistening skins; 'baaing' flocks of sheep; squeaking pigs; bullocks with their heads held ominously low, some going, some returning, from the auction yard; shouting drovers; lads rushing hither and thither; dogs barking; everything and everybody crushing, jostling, pushing through the narrow street. Hodge and His Masters
  • Proud owners ceremoniously take their covers off the cages, unveiling their latest acquisitions and jostling for position, trying to place their birds close to others that will encourage them to burst into song.
  • The throng of people was excited, jeering and mocking, jostling the two who held on to the man at the centre of it all.
  • Other nations are jostling for space. Times, Sunday Times
  • But amid the jostling crowds of fans scrambling for tickets, the atmosphere was tinged with sadness. Times, Sunday Times
  • There were so many people jostling they knocked over one of my buckets and all six of my yogurt pots. The Sun
  • Should be a major tussle between him and Carragher today, neither the fleetest of foot, but lots of wrestling and jostling guaranteed. Birmingham v Liverpool - as it happened
  • You get 2,000 people jostling each other and bumping into furniture.
  • The political parties are also jostling with each other for favour with the voters by adopting hard-line positions.
  • The footpath was a throng of people jostling for space, drifting onto the road, cars honking. The Legacy
  • It was a false scent, but ahead of him the horses grew restive, jostling and nipping, and the grey fretted against his hand.
  • The entire Australian outback is not vast enough to contain their jostling personalities and ambitions. Times, Sunday Times
  • At once, there was intense jostling and elbowing.
  • A spot of jostling followed in the tunnel as the players left the pitch. Times, Sunday Times
  • But amid the jostling crowds of fans scrambling for tickets, the atmosphere was tinged with sadness. Times, Sunday Times
  • He was already running, and all the jostling and bumpiness of the venture made any speech almost impossible. Kings of Colorado
  • A crowd of British apparel makers is now jostling to join it. Times, Sunday Times
  • The Roman Catholic Church and the Eridani Caliphate are jostling for power and the events around the star Xi Virginis may tip the balance one way or the other. REVIEW: Heretics by S. Andrew Swann
  • This time there was a little jostling followed by an abject apology. Times, Sunday Times
  • This time there was a little jostling followed by an abject apology. Times, Sunday Times
  • In our world of loud images, all jostling for attention, his bleached pictures seem reticent as ghosts. Times, Sunday Times
  • His useless jostling composed no escape in the least, setting the audacious Risaku up to get mercilessly slaughtered by this fiend.
  • Apparently, this led to be a bit of pushing and jostling. The Sun
  • He hit the ground hard and fast, jostling every bone in his body and smacking his head against the back wall of the pod, immediately losing consciousness.
  • We must try to blot out the circumambient discomfort of noise and jostling. Times, Sunday Times
  • It's just the usual shouting and milling about, with the surreal addition of onlookers jostling to take photographs. Times, Sunday Times
  • BOB COLACELLO, "VANITY FAIR": Well, it was quite amusing actually to see all these sophisticated kind of blase New Yorkers normally suddenly when the prince and duchess appeared in the museum, everyone was jostling for position trying to get close to them and talk to them. CNN Transcript Nov 4, 2005
  • Many cars lay jostling each other at the parking lot.
  • There is a decent crop of centres jostling for the positions but none is convincing. Times, Sunday Times
  • Females, Byers found, expend huge efforts bullying other pronghorns, and much of their time is taken up jostling each other for the choicest napping spots.
  • The scudder-fish surrounded the boat, jostling against its side. Crystal Rain
  • Jostling for room, sea anemones, corals and sponges vividly span the floor of an ocean forest.
  • While jostling in the drum, they are sprayed with a sugary liquid that hardens into a white candy shell.
  • Whatever pedestrian space was left would be jammed with a motley, jostling throng of buyers.
  • Other nations are jostling for space. Times, Sunday Times
  • Here he is seen comforted by stablemates while the cut above his left eye trickles blood from jostling with the crowd.
  • Does it sound to you as though it would need a miracle to make randomly jostling atoms join together into a self-replicating molecule?
  • We must try to blot out the circumambient discomfort of noise and jostling. Times, Sunday Times
  • The captain threw back his head in a wail of anguish, jostling her body in his pain and frustration.
  • She'd been ringed by a dozen squad cars with flashing lights and a herd of media trucks, the newspeople jostling with angry police. BAD MEDICINE
  • At one point, the jostling crowd grew so large the porch floor caved in. Christianity Today
  • Bella stood up, toppling her chair and jostling the table; the coffee sloshed threatening inside the mugs.
  • When these sharks feed in the murky surf zone where the jostling of waves and currents forces them to rely on quick grabs to feed, a flailing leg or arm of a bather frolicking in the surf can be mistaken for the animal's normal prey. Dr. Douglas Fields: Alarming Increase in Fatal Shark Attacks World-Wide: Science cuts through the hysteria for answers
  • Their seething resentment led to angry jostling between team-mates.
  • In our world of loud images, all jostling for attention, his bleached pictures seem reticent as ghosts. Times, Sunday Times
  • The waves pounded below, and the wind whispered in from the ocean, jostling the lone pine that grew stunted from the rocky soil.
  • Politics today is like a permanent campaign, with both sides jostling for public advantage on a daily basis.
  • There was a jostling crowd of things to like here. Times, Sunday Times
  • Although the film was made in a London studio and not on location, it adeptly evokes untidy street scenes and jostling crowds.
  • No more jostling to get the barman's attention. Times, Sunday Times
  • There was a jostling crowd of things to like here. Times, Sunday Times
  • Borel emphasizes the importance of having his mount break cleanly from the starting gate — along with 19 other horses — then avoiding the bumping and jostling for position that regularly occurs into the first turn. Kentucky Derby represents a 'humbling, challenging race'
  • A gang of uncouth practical jokers, exploding in horse-laughter, skylarked about, jostling rudely. The Forest
  • At one point, the jostling crowd grew so large the porch floor caved in. Christianity Today
  • Clark looked up to see two men who were obviously guards of some kind practically jostling him.
  • He is booked for jostling Gronkjaer off the ball unfairly.
  • Odious candles fumed and dribbled a sooty wax upon some (though by no means all) of these tables, and a green and orange lampion with a torn shade swung in the center of the room, seeming to tremble at the high-pitched anger of the voices below it The backs of jostling onlookers obscured what was taking place there. Nightside The Long Sun
  • A thousand thoughts were jostling around inside my mind.
  • Another couple bore down upon them at precisely the wrong moment, jostling them out of steps.
  • At times their voices did harshen and escalate, though never, it seemed, into full-blown argument, just mild jeers or teasing mixed with bouts of adolescent jostling, all of which Vincent, ten paces removed from the cusp of their circle, found vaguely distracting. Heaven Lake
  • The pages that follow are filled with legendary men, the surrealists and cubists and dadaists who shaped bohemian Paris, all of them presented here fighting and eating and jostling to make a living, as well as making love, just like Kiki herself. Kiki de Montparnasse by Jose-Luis Bocquet and Catel Muller – review
  • He has the chalk-stones in his understanding, and from being used to long confinement, cannot bear the slightest jostling or irregularity of motion.
  • Air molecules do not pass heat along by jostling their close neighbor.
  • RIGHT now there's any number of impossibly young bands jostling for our attention. The Sun
  • Yet in precisely this jostling of succession, that wintry decline and fall of the precursor is already redeemed by the previous linear drop, despite the attempted brake of the exclamation mark. Phonemanography: Romantic to Victorian
  • Within seconds, we were surrounded by police, pushing and jostling us and telling us we couldn't go forward.
  • Competing interests have begun jostling for position with an eye to any endgame.
  • The stands are half-full, spectators jostling to reach their seats.
  • We're both talkers, forever jostling for the other's ear.
  • This time there was a little jostling followed by an abject apology. Times, Sunday Times
  • That variety raised a supplementary question: is the game stronger or weaker for having such jostling? Times, Sunday Times
  • People were jostling past and between vehicles. Somewhere East of Life
  • There are a lot of people jostling for position and clubs are flexing their muscles. The Sun
  • She tried to walk as quickly as possible without jostling the patient.
  • Forget jostling for space on the platform with hundreds of other passengers only to find that your train has been delayed or cancelled.
  • The jostling, swaying lines on either side boil, and roar, and dash their flamy spray, two hostile billows of a fiery ocean. Haskell's Account of the Battle of Gettysburg. Paras. 100-125
  • So the platform suddenly filled with around 700 prime cuts of jailbait, jostling and pouting, preening and throwing disparaging glances and mumbled bitchy comments, at anyone who didn't in their opinion, look as good as them.
  • Jostling for your tastebuds' attention is a melee of strawberry and redcurrant jam spiked with spice and harmoniously threaded with elegant oaky notes.
  • So the world's nations are all jostling to snuggle up to the new superpower. Times, Sunday Times
  • They concluded that the village was less of a sleepy backwater than previously thought and more intensively settled, with houses jostling for space.
  • The streets were clogged with tourists and pilots jostling for position amidst the sea of vendors and street urchins.
  • There are a lot of people jostling for position and clubs are flexing their muscles. The Sun
  • A spot of jostling followed in the tunnel as the players left the pitch. Times, Sunday Times
  • Till then, this overcrowded footpath will see pedestrians jostling for space.
  • In this street the happy, jesting, jostling crowd is in one continuous "festa". Brazilian Sketches
  • The big issues - such as the kind of economy we want and the extent to which the state should provide for its people - are scarcely debated in parliament; all that is left is the jostling and posturing.
  • But by the 10 am opening times things had got out of hand when a crowd of several hundred began jostling for position.
  • It is a luxuriant depiction of competition: from the tops of the trees down to the river's edge, the canvas crackles with jostling leaves angling toward the morning sun.
  • They kept arriving by land much faster than we could come by water; every moment increased the crowd, the jostling, the mutual clinging, on that miry foothold.
  • People were jostling past and between vehicles. Somewhere East of Life
  • When sprinters are jostling for position races are won and lost in a split second. FRANKIE: The Autobiography of Frankie Dettori
  • Does it sound to you as though it would need a miracle to make randomly jostling atoms join together into a self-replicating molecule?
  • A crowd of British apparel makers is now jostling to join it. Times, Sunday Times
  • I'd assumed, if not hoped, it to be similar to that in which I got my GCSE results: everyone all gathered together in a rather desperate noisy throng, jostling and japing outside in the late August sun, waiting to be let into that section of the school which had been specially opened up to dispense the good and ill tidings, everyone still in a holiday mood, nobody quite taking it seriously. Archive 2006-08-01
  • In 2008, however, having exiled himself for a decade -- long enough for even hard-core politix watchers to forget how arrogantly and evilly he acts when he has power -- look for him at the Bisquick Pancake Presidential Primary Flip-off (I love whoever invented that name) in New Hampshire, grinningly jostling a frying pan, sandwiched between Giuliani and Rice. Davis Sweet: Newt's "Insurgents"
  • She brilliantly depicts the uproar over the nest removal as seen from inside an elegant first-floor apartment, where a coiffed and beringed woman sits on a plush sofa, forehead in hand, clearly suffering from the racket being made outside by protesters waving signs, activists in bird costumes and jostling photographers. Children's Books
  • That variety raised a supplementary question: is the game stronger or weaker for having such jostling? Times, Sunday Times
  • Crossroads worries about the crowds jostling the elegant, talcumed, perfumed elbows of its serious shoppers.
  • Sex, death, love, religion and coffee are all present and correct, bustling and jostling with each other as if attempting to nab a good seat in a particularly packed cinema.
  • No jostling for the lead, no mid-race tension, no nail-biting finish.
  • The main attraction, though, has to be the generous beer garden which sees locals and tourists alike jostling for space.
  • He jumped out of his chair, jostling a waiter who spilled coffee down Iger's shirt front, ruining his tie.
  • A thousand thoughts were jostling around inside my mind.
  • Should have provided better handling than the 15s, but you couldn't tell for all the jiggling and jostling the car did with the short-sidewall tires. Test Drive review: Ford's new Fiesta has Honda Fit beat
  • A spot of jostling followed in the tunnel as the players left the pitch. Times, Sunday Times
  • He shared the operating theatre with around 20 medical students, all elbowing and jostling for the best view.
  • Apparently, this led to be a bit of pushing and jostling. The Sun
  • If you felt like you were on the phone a lot before, now you've got shop mannequins jostling for your attention too. Times, Sunday Times
  • And in a Bakhtinian mode, she uses, in her more recent writings, polyphonic voices intermingling as an interface that brings out various jostling ideologies from various levels of psyche and history.
  • Hands in pockets, they stand around jostling, jockeying for place, small fights breaking out and calming.
  • Now new economy whizz-kids are jostling for space on millionaires row in China.
  • In our world of loud images, all jostling for attention, his bleached pictures seem reticent as ghosts. Times, Sunday Times
  • No more jostling to get the barman's attention. Times, Sunday Times
  • Today, the highway's appearance minimal maintenance , as does the jostling ride produced by the rough surface.
  • Adding to the excitement and jostling are new shopping malls and arcades enhancing the mood what with dazzling illuminations and eye-catching window dressing.
  • Try this Chilean young to enjoy rich, plummy fruit jostling with a dash of coal tar. Times, Sunday Times
  • They concluded that the village was less of a sleepy backwater than previously thought and more intensively settled, with houses jostling for space.
  • Spit down the back, an epileptic fit, a jostling. Keep your ears open.
  • And the jostling crowds just add to this wonderful nautical atmosphere.
  • Since the fall of the government, the two opposition parties have been jostling for position.
  • You get 2,000 people jostling each other and bumping into furniture.
  • I was in a packed carriage and it was hot and uncomfortable and I was jostling for space with other irritated passengers, all wishing they had a seat.
  • The spectacle is declared by the Americans themselves to have been one of the highest moral grandeur, if not of sublimity; and, though our cousins on this side of the water are somewhat too much in the habit of using fine words and indulging in hyperbole, no one who witnessed the long lines of busy men, neglecting their business for awhile to attend to the more important business of the State, and waiting patiently in the street amid the fog and rain until it came to their turn to deposit their balloting-paper in the appointed box -- using no jostling in pressing, indulging in no altercation with each other on the exciting subject which drew them together, and in every way behaving with as much subdued dignity as if they were attending a place of worship -- can deny that the encomium is abundantly merited. The Presidential Contest in America
  • We spent an hour jostling with the crowds as we did our shopping.
  • In our world of loud images, all jostling for attention, his bleached pictures seem reticent as ghosts. Times, Sunday Times
  • Through the open doorway Culley could see activity near the pit, and shadows jostling on the walls.
  • Often I would have four or five little people jostling to clamber onto my lap and soak up hugs and attention. Christianity Today
  • All that jostling around on conveyer belts, handling without care and being thrown in with the cargo is exhausting.
  • I went to step closer to her, but Abby brushed past us, jostling me and Jen as she headed out of the barn to my car.
  • Often I would have four or five little people jostling to clamber onto my lap and soak up hugs and attention. Christianity Today
  • Primarily, however, I notice the sheer multiplicity of accents, languages and ethnic types jostling for space in those sweaty Tube carriages.
  • Yes, there will be the usual hep couples holding hands amid crowds of young people laughing and jostling one another, sipping cafe au lait and espresso.
  • No matter how well you drive, with such tight racing and constant jostling for places it is inevitable that you will incur a few bumps and knocks along the way.
  • There were bowler hats, striped shirts, braces, dress-suits and stilettos jostling past us on all species of worker, all entirely intent on their destination.
  • There is a decent crop of centres jostling for the positions but none is convincing. Times, Sunday Times
  • He was jostling for what could have been a strong points finish when he too was forced to retire.
  • Holy Week...family arrangements for Easter with talk of travel arrangements and grandparents and simnel cake... jostling with the veiled statues in church and the Gospel bringing home the stark ghastliness of a Roman crucifixion and Christ's agony. Archive 2009-04-01
  • RIGHT now there's any number of impossibly young bands jostling for our attention. The Sun
  • Posters have been put up in response to complaints of queue-jumping, jostling and barging in the rush to claim the best seats. Times, Sunday Times
  • The paper claims this represents a serious challenge to other Risc vendors jostling for position in the software arena.

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